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Shuttle incidentally are routed around it annoys me a -- I've -- but it -- -- attempt.
Anyway there's a video of a game.
That was an intra squad game.
That is the -- -- team played there in Barcelona -- -- -- -- well actually they were in Monte Carlo -- wanted to follow an amazing joke that you go to money car of the train but nevertheless that's what time.
That's what they were allegedly doing and Chuck -- broke them up that day.
He figured they needed some work before they got to Barcelona and we have all heard about the scrimmage and written about it but everybody thought that -- wasn't filmed tonight you know starting to research the book are trying to track down the guy.
He was and you work for USA basketball and I found.
That he actually had to scrimmage and he made into a -- form me and it covers probably far too many pages in the book but I kinda just.
Fell in love -- as a historical document and as interesting interplay between magic -- magic Johnson and Michael Jordan who were on opposite teams.
Course you describe him as a holy Grail of basketball.
Just hyperbole and what isn't -- hyperbole.
-- up to fifth the always it's sort of was one of these things that everybody had written -- didn't exist.
And I thought that it did exist because I knew Chuck Daly won it every -- moment filmed over there and does seem to me that it would be somewhere.
And this guy Pete score -- should was the -- had kept it all these years and you know.
That -- -- founded and he converted into a dvd form.
One of the result -- -- barked.
As Charles Barkley.
Because singer -- -- -- your pork -- throughout us.
Well Charles was.
You know he was fantastic over there I mean at first the committee was a little bit resistant to taking in because he had had so many.
On court probable all on court problems.
You know they got over there and Charles was a number one diplomat not just for the basketball team but for the entire Olympic team you know he -- were roam through the streets of Barcelona like the pied piper and he was he was -- -- -- But failure the merger speculation.
Own and -- -- it was on the verge of courage and an international incident everytime I open his mouth was they are no.
Well if you thought that he was an early in the Olympics the United States played in Angola was the first game you can imagine what a showdown that was the United States and Charles.
You know suddenly like elbows.
This skinny forward from and goal.
And it seemed to come out of nowhere Charles later claimed that he had been -- earlier which was a lot of nonsense.
And there was some you know there was a mini brouhaha -- because.
The only way the US could screw this up is by acting like ugly Americans and they kinda got with Charles and they said you know don't do this don't do this kind of stuff.
And after that Charles was able to tone it down and he really was charming.
To the people and it was sort of the beginning of the Charles Barkley.
That you -- now who's able to say anything do -- saying contradict himself but at the end of the day you still love the guy.
Most of player -- -- I travel I just about.
You're semi generalize or we're gonna make violence on famous unplugged and golden -- -- Yeah that was after the game.
And this is -- a translation he said it in English everybody was asking.
Hector claim -- was his name.
And they said glorious surprise when.
Charles elbowed me and Hector says I did not know he would make violence with make.
You know I thought that was that was very interesting comment.
What else role we read -- word got out of this -- Woman really well -- moral supplies summit like -- -- -- a casual.
But nevertheless I am a adjustable.
I think probably.
What interest -- me the most about it one of the things was what these guys got from each other.
You know -- first person I interviewed Scottie Pippen you know I figured his answer would -- a lot in learn anything you know Obama great player myself but it needs them.
But Scotty said -- watched Karl Malone work out and I realized I wasn't really working out hard.
Michael Jordan said hey I watched -- Stockton and Malone played together on the same team the synchronicity they had.
And I took that back to my team David Robinson said I watched tell.
These leaders you know bird and magic and and Michael I took that back to my team -- found that really interesting that even at that level.
These guys got something out playing -- each other.
Since the first formal -- what was the first year.
We're used professional players and Aldridge this was six analysts was that this was that is part of the reason that it took off so much does that.
You know it was kind of a new story also it was -- it was just wasn't these players together it was going to be paid let's see how this experiment works out and you know it didn't seem to work out very well because United States won every game by fifty and sixty points but.
By eight years later the world.
Had almost caught up and to a large extent to dream team was a major reason for that they -- that.
At least the catalyst.
For the explosion a basketball around the country all around the world.
Reject a Smart enough number -- wanted -- -- an Amazon.
I don't know overdue and get an uptrend -- -- shades of gray area.
At LL project and sell at one point fifty shades of the fifty -- -- gray and the Hunger Games.
And The Great Gatsby was the only things in front of -- not that I was looking of course but that looks like our great book.
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Pessimistic view of I appreciate that -- call you later for a little quiz and maybe six months or so.
Deadlock puts listen I hope it is an enormous Stossel are Jack McCallum find.
One of -- of the Sports Illustrated.
Boom -- a compelling book.
Ripped from the headlines district those sort of -- -- dream Jamie elbow.
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